As Christians our faith can be summarized as below:
- We believe in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s Word to us, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection we have life. Jesus is Lord.
- We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. They are inspired and announce the good news in Christ Jesus. Scripture is the authoritative source and norm for our faith and life.
- We accept the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true reflections of the faith of the Church.
Cross of Hope is part of the Church established through the Holy Spirit for Christ’s disciples throughout the ages. We are orthodox and apostolic in this sense. We were once part of the Roman Catholic Church, but were separated from that church in the 16th century. At that time, Martin Luther and other reformers agreed to faith of the Roman Catholic Church, as supported by Scripture, but rejected certain abuses of the faith.
Today, Cross of Hope is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Through worship, service, education, and fellowship we grow in our relationship with God and experience God in our daily lives.